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Match Preview: Southend v Pompey

All you need to know about League One clash

15 February 2019

Southend v Pompey

Pompey and Southend meet for the third time in a little over two months on Saturday (12.30pm kick-off).

And visiting fans will be hoping for more of the same following a couple of 2-0 victories in those previous meetings.

The first was in the league at Fratton Park before Christmas, while last month’s Roots Hall clash saw the Blues progress in the Checkatrade Trophy.

There will be a few more eyes on the latest contest, however, which is being broadcast live on Sky Sports.

Pompey are looking to claim all three points for the first time since AFC Wimbledon were beaten on New Year’s Day.

Their opponents are currently sitting 14th in the table and only six points clear of the drop zone after 32 games.

Chris Powell’s men have lost their past four games on home soil and suffered a 3-0 defeat at Doncaster in their most recent outing.

Pompey will be hoping for a faster start than their last trip to Roots Hall in the league almost exactly 12 months earlier.

They found themselves two goals behind with just 12 minutes on the clock and were eventually beaten 3-1.

TEAM NEWS
Andy Cannon (quad), Luke McGee (wrist) and Jack Whatmough (knee) are all missing for Pompey, while there is a doubt over Dion Donohue (ankle).

Southend will be without Sam Barratt (knee), Ben Coker (knee), Tom Hopper (knee), Rob Kiernan (knee), Harry Kyprianou (Achilles), Mark Oxley (back) and John White (groin), with Dru Yearwood suspended.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM
Read the thoughts of Kenny Jackett and Bryn Morris or register for a free iFollow account to watch the below videos.

HEAD TO HEAD
Overall
Pompey: 18 wins
Southend: 11 wins
8 draws

At Southend
Pompey: 5 wins
Southend: 9 wins
4 draws

TICKETS
Pompey fans can buy tickets until 3pm this afternoon. Please note that there will be no sales on the day of the game.

MATCH COVERAGE
Domestic iFollow subscribers can listen to live commentary from Andy Moon and Guy Whittingham by signing into their account and visiting the match centre from 12pm on Saturday.

The game has been selected for live television coverage, so there will be no live video on iFollow for overseas subscribers.

Viewers in the UK can watch the game live on Sky Sports Football, while overseas supporters should check their local listings.

Click here for more information about using iFollow on a matchday and click here for information on downloading the app, so you can access content on your mobile device.

We will have updates throughout the game on Twitter and the match centre. You can also see behind-the-scenes content on our Instagram story and Snapchat account.

There will be post-match reaction on the website, iFollow and our official YouTube channel, with highlights to follow on Sunday.

Local listeners can hear commentary by tuning in to either Express FM or BBC Radio Solent.

BETTING
Pompey are the 19/20 favourites with Sky Bet to secure all three points, while the hosts can be backed at 14/5.

Click here to read our full betting guide and visit www.skybet.com/pompey to earn money for the club when you place a bet. Please gamble responsibly.

ALSO IN LEAGUE ONE
Kick-off 3pm unless stated

Tonight
Sunderland v Accrington (7.45pm)

Saturday
Barnsley v Wycombe
Bradford v Plymouth
Charlton v Blackpool
Coventry v Walsall
Fleetwood v Luton
Gillingham v Scunthorpe
Oxford v Peterborough
Shrewsbury v Burton

LAST MEETING


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